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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I don't because once it's really sold and closed...the new homeowners take possession. I do put Under Contract when both sides are signed...

Mar 13, 2015 09:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

When it is recorded.  I used to tell my agents, when the check clears...LOL A

Mar 13, 2015 02:35 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

When it is really sold!

Jul 23, 2018 09:47 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm pretty superstitious about this.  My SOLD rider goes up after the last big contingency is removed, and that would be home inspection or appraisal, whichever is last.

There was an agent in my neighborhood once who had a listing plastered with sold signs the day after he listed it, and guess what?  He got a visit from the KickOut Fairy! 

How embarrassing!

Mar 14, 2015 03:54 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My real esate partner and wife believes that a pending sign is a jinx and since I am amrried to her I let that be. When sold we take the sign down. For full disclosure I am not a typical listing REALTOR® and my business model is investors as well as building homes and partnering developments.

Mar 14, 2015 01:58 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Never do I put up a SOLD sign. What's the point.

A previous question asked does superstition keep you from putting up PENDING signs. So, I put up a few.

The result was counter-productive.

FOR SALE call Debbie is the only sign that should be seen in those front yard.

Mar 13, 2015 11:03 PM
Raul Rodriguez
Covenant Partners Realty - San Antonio, TX
Looking out for the client's interest and not my p

I don't put a sold sign because I still keep getting calls that are potential buyer clients looking in that area. 

Mar 13, 2015 10:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I put it up as soon as all the contingencies have been cleared. Prior to that, I put up an under contract sign.

Mar 13, 2015 09:13 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not before all the contingencies are cleared, Debbie Reynolds . We also have 'sale pending' signs that works best till then (of course after the offer is accepted!)

Mar 13, 2015 03:29 PM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Once we've cleared the inspection and major contingencies.  

Mar 13, 2015 03:00 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

After the appraisal and all the contingencies have been satisfied!

Mar 13, 2015 02:59 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

When I use a sign rider, I wait until contingencies have been signed off.

Mar 13, 2015 01:15 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I usually put up a pending sign when the offer is accepted and it is taken down at closing. Very rarely do I use the sold sign.

Mar 13, 2015 01:13 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I only put it up if the seller wants it up.  I offer, but most agree that I could possible get calls from the sign.

Mar 13, 2015 12:44 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

After all contingencies are cleared.

Dec 14, 2019 07:51 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Once it's closed with permission of the new owner.

Jun 09, 2018 06:08 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Raul nailed this one!

Jul 17, 2017 05:12 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

After the closing would be a good time.

Mar 19, 2015 06:51 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, when that corpulent lady begins to sing that is when we are through all the inspections, appraisal, and the lender has vouched for the final loan commitment.

Mar 15, 2015 05:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I can see both sides of this issue. Once it is really sold that buyer owns the house and probably wants the sign gone. I have had them pull them up. When I pass inspections and contingencies I do put one up be it is only for a very few days. 

Mar 14, 2015 11:34 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I usually don't. Sometimes I wil put up a " Sale Pending" a week or so before settlement. I think it's better to send out " Just Sold" postcards to surrounding area.

Mar 14, 2015 05:06 AM
George Kufner

When all contingencies are removed. 10 to 17 days after executed contract.

Mar 14, 2015 04:51 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The new trend is "TOO LATE". Vague and humourous.

Mar 14, 2015 04:42 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

after paperwork is completed title company notifies in writing about recording date....

Mar 14, 2015 04:41 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

I never do because I want the buyer calls even after it is pending

Mar 14, 2015 12:27 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We almost never do...but if we do...not till financing is in check

Mar 13, 2015 11:08 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Put it up as soon as everything is signed and funded at closing.

Mar 13, 2015 10:57 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Once conditions are cleared and sale goes firm we put up the sold sign.

Mar 13, 2015 10:37 PM